Roy Chipman

Roy Chipman (1939-1997)

Teams coached: Hartwick Hawks, Lafayette Leopards, Pittsburgh Panthers
Hartwick record^: 166-55 (.751)
Lafayette record: 60-28 (.682)
Pittsburgh record: 102-76 (.573)
Overall record^: 328-159 (.674)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  3  (1981, 1982, 1985)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  3  (1980, 1984, 1986)
  • East Coast Regular Season Champion:  2  (1978, 1980)
  • Atlantic 10 Tournament Champion:  2  (1981, 1982)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  7  (1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1980-1986 Pittsburgh
1977-1980 Lafayette
1968-1977 Hartwick

Roy Chipman Facts

  • Dr. Leroy P. Chipman
  • Born c. 1939
  • Died August 10, 1997
  • Alma Mater: University of Maine (BA, 1961) / Springfield College (MA, 1965 & PhD, 1968)
  • Early on his career, Chipman coached at the high school level in Maine
  • Started his collegiate career at D-II Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY
    • Went 166-55 in nine seasons at Hartwick and appeared in seven D-II NCAA Tournaments
    • Also served as Hartwick’s athletic director during his tenure as basketball coach
    • Was inducted into the Hartwick Athletics Hall of Fame (c/o 1996)
  • Hired in 1977 to be the head coach at Lafayette, winning two ECC titles in three years at the helm
    • Was 60-28 overall, winning 21+ games in each of his two title-winning campaigns
  • Finished his coaching career at Pittsburgh, leading the Panthers for six seasons
    • Went to the NCAA Tournament three times and NIT twice, going 102-76 overall
    • Claimed back-to-back Eastern 8 (now A-10) Tournament titles in 1981 and 1982
  • Stepped away from coaching in 1986 to work in the private business sector
  • Passed away of cancer in 1997 at the age of 58; survived by his wife, Kathi, and five children

Roy Chipman Coaching Tree

  • John Calipari (Kentucky, Memphis, New Jersey Nets, UMass)
  • Jay Eck (Toledo, Wisconsin-Stevens Point)
  • Seth Greenberg (Virginia Tech, South Florida, Long Beach State)
  • Nick Lambros (Hartwick)

 

^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the both the NCAA Division I and Division II levels

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